Caddis Flies are small insects that live near small ponds and streams. The Larvae they produce depend on a small vessel or case-like structure to protect their developing bodies. These protective cases are spun from silk and incorporate substances found in their natural environment such as sand, crushed shell, mineral and plant particles.
French Artist, Hubert Duprat recently collaborated with a group of Caddis Fly Larvae. Taking them out of their natural ecosystem and creating a new habitat of precious metal particles and tiny fragments of precious stone. They created something rather beautiful!
Duprat's aquatic Caddis Fly Larvae, with cases incorporating gold, opal and turquoise, among other materials. Photos Jean-Luc Fournier.
Courtesy Art: Concept, Paris and Zero Gallery, Milan.
This week's British Vogue brought news of Vivienne Westwood's campaign to help with the rebranding the English National Ballet.
As an avid fan of both Ballet and Vivienne's work, this news is more than just a little bit exciting.
I can't seem to shake the image of Kate Bush in the 'The Red Shoes' video.
Throw in Kate to the equation and I would die happy!
The rebrand features a new logo, new production imagery and a new website, as the ENB strives to champion ballet as a historic art form, while making it contemporary, accessible and relevant. Westwood was chosen as the first of many collaborators to emphasise a "non-conventional but classical image". The campaign - which a Westwood spokesperson described as "a perfect collaboration of English tradition" - was formulated with the help of creative agency The Beautiful Meme.
"It is about taking dancers out of tutus and moving away from conventional backstage images to show the intensity and creativity of the dancers," said The Beautiful Meme creative director Tom Sharp. "The Company's directive is to respect the tradition of ballet but build on it, and our copylines are designed to reflect but challenge a perceived view of the art form. Tamara Rojo inspires unusual collaborations so to create a campaign that combines choreography, amazing fashion and beautiful photography demonstrates her ethos in every single image."